March 20, 2018

Raytheon’s Work in Community Recognized


From STEM expos to robotics and rocketry, Raytheon has been a proactive partner with the county’s school system and community partners. The company was named The Patuxent Partnership’s 2016 Member of the Year for its commitment to the community and the work at NAS Pax River.

Marines Seek Ways to Combat Armed Drones

armed drones

The Marines are using “everything from shotguns to water cannons to other kinetic means” and even lasers to counter the growing threat of armed drones.

DoD Missing Own Goals on Competitive Bidding

DoD Vendors

DoD is falling short of its goals for bidding out contracts competitively.

Showtime at Farnborough: T-100, UCAVs, F-35

Lots to look at at Farnborough, from trainers to fighters, to unmanned combat aerial vehicles.

Aircraft Return As Pax Runway Reopens

Communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Payuxent River might notice a return of US Navy fixed-wing aircraft over Southern Maryland starting today, due to the re-opening of Runway 06/24. Both Runway 06/24 and Runway 14/32 at the base have been closed for needed repairs. The re-opening will allow the station to resume flights of fixed-wing aircraft that require the runway to take-off and land.

NAVAIR Celebrates Excellence


The annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony celebrated technical, business, and leadership excellence in support of increasing speed to the fleet, delivering warfighting capabilities, and improving affordability.

Aging IT: Stop Throwing Good Money After Bad

Keeping aging IT on life support is costly and inefficient, federal CIO says.

F-35B Jump Jet Set For Deployment Next Year


The F-35B jump-jet stealth fighter is scheduled for deployment late next year in the Western Pacific.

Raytheon Donation Supports Wounded Warriors

Operation: Tohidu

TPP benefactor, Raytheon, donates $5,000 to Operation: Tohidu, a program assisting warfighters with deployment-related traumas.

STEM Expo Piques Student Interest

STEM expo

The STEM Expo in St. Mary’s County gave participants the opportunity to see what a STEM education can provide.